Feeding knowledge of ruby ​​fish


The body color of ruby ​​fish is bright, especially the body color of female fish will be more bright during the breeding season. In addition to being used for ornamental purposes, ruby ​​fish are also raised as laboratory animals. The ruby ​​fish has a fierce temperament and is very regional. When mixing, be sure to pay attention to the temperament of the ruby ​​fish.

Family: Cichlids (also known as Cichlids, Mouthbroods, Cichlidae)

Origin: Ghana, Togo, Congo River, forest streams in the Nile Valley

Body length: 12-15 cm


Physical characteristics of ruby ​​fish

Ruby fish are strong and easy to raise. However, because the ruby ​​fish is relatively fierce, it is easy to attack other tropical fish, and it will also devour other species, so try to keep the ruby ​​fish alone.

The body of the ruby ​​fish is spiny, slightly flattened on the sides, the caudal fin is fan-shaped, and the trailing edge is straight; the body length can reach 16 cm. The ruby ​​fish is colorful, the back is green algae, the abdomen is red, the dorsal, anal and caudal fins have red edges, and the whole body is flashing with small red and blue bright spots, such as gems inlaid on the body, it is a very spectacular and famous ornamental fish one. The female ruby ​​fish is about 10 cm long and can be used for breeding, and the male fish is smaller. During the breeding process, the body color of the broodstock becomes more showy, especially the females.


Feeding knowledge of ruby ​​fish

When raising ruby ​​fish, it is recommended not to put it in the aquatic tank. Because the ruby ​​fish has the habit of digging holes, it is recommended to use special bottom sand, and the planted water plants should be very careful to avoid being dug out by the ruby ​​fish.

Like most cichlids, its reproductive trait is self-pairing, displaying strong juvenile-protective behaviors. The optimum conditions for reproduction are pH 7.0-7.2, hardness 7-9, water temperature 25-28°C. Likes to spawn on smooth rocks or smooth slate. Ruby fish do not have high requirements for water quality. More suitable for neutral water quality, not suitable for weakly acidic and weakly alkaline water. Farming this fish is not difficult. This fish differs from other African cichlids in that they are not hatched through their mouths but are bred in the open. To breed, the male sweeps out a bed on smooth stone and guides the female to lay eggs in it. The eggs are arranged in a ring, and the number is about 250-300. The broodstock will take care of the eggs for about 3 days, the juveniles will hatch, and after 5-6 days the juveniles will be free to swim. The broodstock will take care of them until the juveniles are free to eat.


Ruby fish eat a lot and are easier to raise. It is worth noting that because ruby ​​fish are short-tempered and like to feed on the juveniles of other fish, it is recommended to keep them separately.

The ruby ​​fish is robust, has a large appetite, is easy to raise, does not require high water quality, and prefers neutral water. They can grow well in water temperatures above 20°C. Ruby fish do not choose food, like to eat animal bait. After swimming horizontally, the juvenile fish used egg yolk as the bait, and after 5 days of culture, the food powder was gradually added to start domestication. The method of food habits is: the egg yolk and the food are mixed with water to form a paste. The weight ratio of egg yolk and food powder is 3:1 on the first day, 2:1 on the second day, 1:1 on the third day, and 1:1 on the fourth day. 1. The fifth day is 1:2, 1:3, and the sixth day is all fed with food powder. After 20 days, all juveniles were cultured.